2018 Artist Applications NOW OPEN!

Want to get involved with NYWF in 2018?

It’s that time of year when the National Young Writers’ Festival magic begins to happen! Are you a young writer or artist who is interested in becoming part of the NYWF 2018 family? As we enter our 21st year, we’re searching for the usual and unusual suspects. Whether you’re a journalist, novelist, poet, podcaster, blogger, content maker, lyricist or even a combination of these and other mediums, it’s time to flex those application-writing muscles!

Let us know all your hopes, dreams and high hopes for 2018. Tell us what you’ve been up to! Pitch us your event ideas! We’re looking for ideas for workshops, panels, readings, roundtables and performances, or maybe even topics to throw on the table for discussion.

We can offer an artist fee of $50 per event, $200 for workshops, and the choice between accommodation at the Newcastle YHA or a $30/night accommodation subsidy.

If you are someone who has missed out in previous years due to difficulties in funding travel, we hear you. This year we are strongly encouraging artists from regional and far off places to apply! If selected, we are happy to support you in the form of a newly available travel bursary.

Applications close on the 31st of March, but make sure you get your application in sooner than later!

If you have any questions, you can email us at info@youngwritersfestival.org.